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Geocacher of the Month Nominess for June 2013 – Add Your Comments

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)

From vlogging about geocaching, to geocaching events, to coveted geocache hides, the nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Month offer a custom-made welcome mat to new geocachers. They help craft unforgettable experiences. This is your opportunity to  help name the Featured Geocacher of the Month.

Each Featured Geocacher of the Month will receive an exclusive special edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, hat and profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.

In May, OHMIC was named the Featured Geocacher of the Month. OHMIC has been geocaching since 2008. One geocacher who commented about OHMIC wrote, “He has hosted many training sessions for new cachers and he has also organized numerous caching events. OHMIC’s annual Cache the Marsh event is a favourite of new and seasoned cachers alike, and is renowned around Manitoba.”

OHMIC - Geocacher of the Month May 2013

OHMIC – Geocacher of the Month May 2013

Now it’s your turn to help us select the next Featured Geocacher of the Month. Write a supportive comment at the bottom of this blog for the geocacher you feel should be awarded the title.

Each geocacher named below is already a winner. They will receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ. A panel of folks from Geocaching HQ will then use your comments to help guide the decision of which geocacher is awarded the Geocacher of the Month honor.

Here are your nominees for the June Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.

Cache Cracker Jacks

cache cracker jacks

Cache Cracker Jacks – Nominees for May Geocacher of the Month

 

Logan Childress, aka altosaxplayer, writes, “I would like to nominate Cache Cracker Jacks from Kingsport, TN… In the 14 months since they started caching, Tom and Dori have found over 1200 caches and placed 83 for others to find, a good portion of which are custom created containers…as well as an area favorite “Excalibur” which has so far received a favorite point from each cacher who has logged it.

They have introduced several individuals to the sport, chiefly through their weekly volunteer work at geocache friendly Bays Mountain Park, the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee, and their new monthly event initiative. So far in 2013, they have held an event each month except February, with the events for the rest of the year already planned and soon to be listed on the website. They work with local restaurants for hosting the events to bring cachers to places they perhaps haven’t been before and to support our local businesses.

They are doing this in hopes of fostering a feeling of family in our geocaching community as well as attracting non-cachers to the sport.”

 

 

fredrikhast

fredrikhast - nominee for Geocacher of the Month

fredrikhast – nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Jenny Nordqvist, aka jempas.se, writes, “I’d like to nominate the Swedish geocacher fredrikhast for Geocacher of the month! … Not only does he hold the record for most favourite points in his town, he also holds the 1st place in the entire state.

Numbers aside, Fredrik and his geocaching buddies in Team Cache Us If You Can frequently organizes events with elaborate themes, jam packed with fun stuff and breathtaking hides.

Fredrik often uses multimedia to enhance the experience for geocachers visiting his geocaches, whether it’s a trailer promoting the cache itself or building websites that expand the universe for the cache. It’s stuff like that that makes you want to log a cache twice! :)

As a father of a child with mental disabilities, I know he tries to put out hides to satisfy all types of geocachers, including the ones in a wheelchair.

Another thing Fredrik does for the geocaching community is vlogging about his geocaching adventures (Swedens only, in fact). I bet his videos are a big inspiration for beginners who just found out about this sport and go searching for info on Youtube!”

 

Bitzlav

BITZLAV - Nominees for Geocacher of the Month

BITZLAV – Nominees for Geocacher of the Month

RAVILLOIS nominates French geocachers Bitzlav for Featured Geocacher(s) of the Month. The couple has been geocaching since 2009. RAVILLOIS writes in French, “Bitzlav est connu en France, Lorraine, pour l’ingéniosité de ses caches. Au delà du nombre important de caches qu’il possède il rend le géocaching encore plus attrayant car il imagine sans cesse de nouvelles boites. Faire des caches de Bitzlav est devenu un sport national chez nous. Malgré tout, il a su rester modeste.

ENGLISH: “Bitzlav is known in France, Lorraine, for the ingenuity of their geocaches. Beyond the large number of geocaches, they have made ​​geocaching even more attractive because they are constantly imagining new geocache containers. Finding geocaches by Bitzlav has become a national sport here in France. Nevertheless, they still remain modest.”

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the June Featured Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through July, 17.

If your nominee wasn’t recognized here, please submit your nominations again next month. We’re always looking for the next Geocacher of the Month. To nominate a geocacher, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@geocaching.com and include the following information:

  • Your name, the name of your nominee, their username
  • A picture of the nominee
  • Description (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the Month

Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for the next Featured Geocacher of the Month should be received by July 15. Once Geocaching HQ has received the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so that we might learn from each other.

  • Striza

    I would like to submit my vote for
    fredrikhast!

  • Ian Giles

    fredrikhast for Geocacher of the month, is my vote!

  • James Hyman

    My vote goes for Fredrik Hast.

  • Darcey

    Fredrick all the way. Favorite points say a lot about a cacher. All great nominees congrats.

  • Ted Bumgarner

    Well we have some good canidates this time but the former GOM and dirtbag is going to vote for fredrickhast. Love caches that are worthy of favorite points.

  • North Carolina Daywalker

    I’d like to nominate the Swedish geocacher fredrikhast for Geocacher of the month! He is promoting geocaching in positive manner with events and great caches.

  • RiLeonard2013

    Cache Cracker Jacks!!! They Are getting my Vote for sure. Dori and Tom are two Amazing People, Very Worthy of this Award.
    I Have Personally seen how much they have Grown over the last 14 months, and it has been nothing short of AMAZING. The Beautiful pictures I get to see from the places they have been are Awesome. In the Short time that they have been Geocaching, they have inspired many people including Myself. Great Job Guys. Keep up the good work. Lets Bring this Award Home to Kingsport Tennessee, where Dori and Tom are VERY Active in promoting local Business and their hometown. They Deserve it, for going above and beyond in everything they do. Two GREAT people. THANK YOU!!!
    Audrey and Ricky.

  • Anders

    Fredrik Hast, thats my vote!

  • Cache Valkyries

    Not digging the new system, too choppy but hey it’s Groundspeak. My vote is for Fredrikhast

  • -eva-

    The enthusiasm fredrikhast puts into his geocaching hides is amazing. The stuff he and his team puts out makes me want to hide a cache myself one day!

  • greerx4

    Fredrik! Awesome at inspiring others and taking the game to another level!

  • jcfinder

    I would like to vote for fredrikhast. Go get em!

  • Michelle Childress

    CCJ–the are having fun and making sure to hide ‘fun to find’ geocaches for others.

  • melissa davenport

    Cache Cracker Jacks are great people & great cachers. They have helped my husband and son tremendously on helping them learn geocaching.

  • LantzAng

    Fredrikhast

  • cprice25801

    CCJ , CCJ , CCJ.

  • fredrikhast

    I would like to submit my vote for
    fredrikhast!

  • Chunkymunky06

    I am going to have to vote for fredrikhast. Sounds like my kinda cacher! Go big, or go home.

  • stickers25

    Voting for fredrikhast

  • lightsaber93/4

    I would like to vote for fredrikhast

  • Jessica

    I vote for fredrikhast.

  • Verone57

    I submit my vote for Bitzlav, which is our local star!

  • log dawgs

    fredrikhast all the way!

  • bucheman

    My vote goes for bitzlav : well worked and maintained caches which become integrated perfectly into the landscape.
    Thank you Eliane and Guy for your good mood and all your very beautiful and ingenious hiding caches.

  • Alix et arni

    Mon vote va aux Bitzlav, c est comme une évidence!!! ;-)

  • teamgillou54

    My vote goes to Bitzlav. Fantastic and funny box (I think he’s Bob the Builder uncle’s :)).
    When you walk in the forrest and you heard a big “Waouh” il means that
    someone find a Bitzlav cache. I have a great memory of a VTT event
    organizes by Bitzlav.

  • leguili

    My vote is for the BITZLAV from the marvelous country of BITZLAVLAND.

  • Survivor Sean

    Fredrikhast has my vote.

  • Karl XI

    I vote for Fredrikhast!

  • Scott Bishop

    Let’s hear it for fredrikhast ! I just love it when a cacher takes such projects on for the enjoyment of the caching community. Go Team Cacheusifyoucan!

  • mr.volkswagen

    fredrikhast has got my vote. WTG!!!

  • Drugge

    i vote for Fredrik Hast!

  • The Looney Cacher

    My vote is for Cache Cracker Jacks!!

  • Kelly Thompson

    Cache cracker jacks for sure!!! Love these two!!!

  • James Conley

    Voted for CCJ. They LIVE and LOVE Geocaching. They have put out some AWESOME Caches.

  • Cache Cracker Jacks

    WOW this is amazing to see all the comments for the 3 cachers nominated.. We are so honored to share this nomination with the other 2, so surreal.. THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!!! This is truly amazing!!!!

  • Jumpin’ Jack Cache

    Cache Cracker Jacks, there’s a prize in every box

  • JT3Halls

    Our post is for Cache Cracker Jacks.

  • TeddyCris

    Our vote goes to BITZLAV.

    Their caches are wonderfull and they are fantastic people.

    We are member of the Bitzlav’s fanclub!

  • Fredrik Hast

    I’m truly honored to be among such awesome people as the other two teams nominated for the GOTM!
    I’d love to come cache in Kingsport and Lorraine someday and I bet the caches these guys put out are amazing! If you put enough love into the thing you love the most, eventually stuff like these nominations pop up and I’m forever greatful for all the positive comments I’ve received!! My teammates in Team Cache Us If You Can are equaly worthy of this nomination, so a big shout out to them too, I love those dudes!

    Now, off to the cache shop, wohooo!! :)

  • CACHEHIKINGMONSTER

    Here for cache cracker jacks ! Trying to give back a little since they got me into this awesome game ! Good luck CCJ!

  • norrpis

    My vote goes to fredrikhast for everything he’s done for geocaching in our city!! Most of his hides are like videogames with all sorts of hidden easter eggs and stuff. I have no idea how this dude comes up with all these ideas, beats me. Go fredrik GO!!!

  • Maguy

    Without hesitation, I vote for BITZLAV !
    In Lorraine, the reference to all geocachers is the Team BITZLAV because of their numerous caches full of ingenuity and well maintained that amaze us all year long.
    Guy, the king of the “do-it-yourself”, is a nice guy (!!!) really pleasant and helpful in case of problem on a cache and Eliane an adorable girl.

    Not surprising that I vote for the team BITZLAV !

    Sans hésitation, je vote BITZLAV !
    En Lorraine, notre référence à tous, nous, géocacheurs, c’est les BITZLAV en raison de leurs nombreuses caches
    pleines d’ingéniosité et bien entretenues qui nous émerveillent tout au long de l’année.
    Guy, le roi du bricolage, est un type vraiment sympa et serviable en cas de problème sur une cache et Eliane une fille adorable.
    Pas étonnant donc que je vote pour la team BITZLAV !

  • Devoluy

    Bitzlav is the man for me, without a doubt!!!. Just go and look for his caches and you will find out how clever and unique they can be. I have been geocaching several times in France, that eastern part called Lorraine, and I have always enjoyed hunting his awesome hides. His creativity has no limit, just like the pleasure we get from his geogenerosity. I am sure other cachers such as Maguy will agree with me!!! Thanks Bitzlav for your unbelievable talent.

  • Danne

    My vote goes for fredrikhast, the local hero in our town that turned into a Swedish celebrity with his geocaching vlogg!!!

  • Ewy Hägglund

    fredrikhast is the guy that opened my eyes to this wonderful sport and after finding a couple of geocaches I quickly learned that his hides really are something special! He is famous around here :) /team hägglund!

  • Rolf Hägglund

    I VOTE FOR FREDRIK HAST! Team Hägglund

  • Nilla Hedlund

    I vote for fredrikhast

  • Roger Pettersson

    fredrikhast is our absolute favourite CO !

    He and his “Team Cache Us If You Can” has turned my hometown Sundsvall to the no 1 topsite for geocaching in Sweden.
    If you don´t have any vacationplans for this summer – visit Sundsvall and go caching, you won´t be sorry !!!

    Hast for president !!!!! (Snodde den här, men det är väl ingen som märker det ;) )

  • Lars Åström

    I vote for Fredrik Hast!


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